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An artistic Twine game with images and mythological-based story, October 1, 2019
This game grew on me over time.
Like Pseudavid's previous work, this game is a highly-polished Twine game that focuses on time, place, and interpersonal relationships.
In The Good People, you play as a person descended from the inhabitants of an ancient village which was covered by a reservoir, and which has now only recently emerged. The exact setting escapes me; it seems like Native Americans in the Southwest due to the reservoir setting, but could also be Irish perhaps (?) or South American.
You've started a relationship with a travel writer who is of a different race from you, and you feel alienated from your past and your people.
This slice-of-life opening is pretty good but a little too 'high art' for me. It takes a sharp turn in the middle, though, that resonated strongly with me.
Uses unusual text placements, graphic images, occasional slow text and text animations.